Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of a physical examination once yearly for younger animals and adults and twice yearly for our senior patients. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems.
Behind every service are hours of continuing education by our doctors and staff to bring you the current advances in veterinary medicine. We obtain further information on-line and consult with specialists to deliver personalized care for your pet. When needed for complex cases, we can refer you to veterinary specialists we work with in the Portland area or the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Oregon or Washington.
Diagnostics and Treatment: Our hospital is equipped to help your veterinarian diagnose your pet's problems and to provide the appropriate treatment to assure your pet's recovery, as rapidly and completely as possible.
Preventive Wellness Health Care Plans: We provide wellness care plans to help you provide the recommended preventive health care needs of your pet. Keeping up to date on examinations, vaccinations, lab tests and parasite control ensures a long, healthy life for puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats and senior pets.
Surgical Services: Our modern surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures including spays and neuters, growth removals, abdominal surgery, anterior cruciate repair, and fracture repair. Please take our Surgery Tour to see what is involved in a surgery.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety and quick recovery, especially for our older or high-risk patients. We recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork, EKG screen and IV fluids during the procedure as well. Our surgical technicians provide constant monitoring of your pet's vital signs and supportive care during all anesthetic procedures.
Pain Management: We use a multimodal approach to pain, using different types of pain medication before, during and after a procedure, for an injury or arthritis. We make every effort to control pain and make your animal more comfortable. We have also had excellent results with acupuncture for pain management of acute and chronic conditions.
Veterinary Specialist Consults: We offer consults or referrals to a variety of veterinary specialities including radiology, neurology, internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, oncology, physical therapy, nutrition, behavior, dermatology, avian and exotic animal medicine. With the specialist's help we can diagnose and treat the more complicated or unusual cases.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern x-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. If needed, x-rays can be reviewed by a board certified veterinary radiologist which we send via telemedicine for quicker results. We can also refer your pet for advanced diagnostic imaging including MRI and CT scans.
Ultrasound Services: We have an ultrasound machine on-site as another diagnostic aid. If needed, we can have a board certified radiologist come to our hospital to perform an ultrasound examination on your pet.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists. The ECG's are sent via telemedicine to get instant reports.
Dentistry: It is important to have your pet's teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis for a healthy mouth. Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental x-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery. Please take our Dental Tour to see what is involved in a dental procedure. Root canal surgery and advanced dentistry referrals are available.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultation with a veterinary internal medicine specialist.
Permanent Identification: We offer tattooing and microchip identification to help you find your pet if it is ever lost or stolen.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. If needed we can order flavored medications for your pet from a compounding company. We also carry a full line of high quality maintenance and prescription diets. You can order your medications on-line with our EFVH refill service or an on-line pharmacy service that EFVH works with and recommends.
Individualized Flea and Tick Control Programs: We develop flea and tick programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. We also have prescription diets used to help with obesity, kidney disease, cancer, liver disease, arthritis, and other medical conditions. If needed we can consult with a board certified veterinary nutritionist to formulate a diet for your animal's special needs.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday. Click here to schedule a boarding reservation.
Grooming: Professional grooming is available to help your pet look its' best. Click here to schedule a grooming appointment.
Emergency Care: We provide after hours emergency care in the evening and on Sunday. Our clients appreciate being able to consult their pet's veterinarian when it is sick or injured. Please call (503) 630-3538 to reach our on call veterinarian.
Health Certificates: We offer health certificates for those pets travelling by air or to a different country. Each state or country has certain requirements before entering, so check with us well ahead of your scheduled departure to ensure a good journey.